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Metadata Mac

On Mac, metadata keys can be used as variables in text. Metadata refers to additional information about the content of a document, beyond the actual text, and helps describe or organize the document

The metadata will be automatically substituted for Export and in Preview. One of the best uses of metadata would be to build correspondence templates.

In iA Writer for Mac, you have the choice between three types of metadata, as follows:

Document Metadata

Writer supports metadata at the very top of your document, followed by an empty line. Metadata must be separated from the rest of the document by three dashes (top and bottom).

---
Customer: M. Bluth
Me: Bob Loblaw
Date: April 3rd, 2023
---

You can then use the metadata in the text by putting it in [brackets] and adding a % sign.

Sincerely,  
[%me]

Global Metadata

Metadata that applies to every file can be defined in Markdown Settings.

Global metadata has the lowest priority, so that a document that explicitly specifies its author will always use that value when a variable is used.

Content Block Metadata

Content Block metadata is placed immediately after a Content Block. This metadata has the highest priority.

They are optionally enclosed with three dashes.

💡 Images support title, alt, width, and height attributes:

Image.png
Title: Big iA
Alt: iA Writer logo
Width: 50%

Metadata

Metadata Mac

On Mac, metadata keys can be used as variables in text. Metadata refers to additional information about the content of a document, beyond the actual text, and helps describe or organize the document The metadata will be automatically substituted for Export and in Preview. One of the best uses of metadata would be to build

Metadata iPhone

On iPhone, metadata keys can be used as variables in text. Metadata refers to additional information about the content of a document, beyond the actual text, and helps describe or organize the document The metadata will be automatically substituted for Export and in Preview. One of the best uses of metadata would be to build

Metadata iPad

On iPad, metadata keys can be used as variables in text. Metadata refers to additional information about the content of a document, beyond the actual text, and helps describe or organize the document The metadata will be automatically substituted for Export and in Preview. One of the best uses of metadata would be to build

Metadata Windows

On Windows, metadata keys can be used as variables in text. Metadata refers to additional information about the content of a document, beyond the actual text, and helps describe or organize the document The metadata will be automatically substituted for Export and in Preview. One of the best uses of metadata would be to build